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- the Marchioness, who half rose, honoured Candide with a gracious smile, and Martin with a condescending nod;Chapter 22 (38% in)
condescending = treating as inferior
- "Thou foolish fellow," said Candide; "I have delivered thee out of the galleys, I have paid thy ransom, and thy sister's also; she was a scullion, and is very ugly, yet I am so condescending as to marry her; and dost thou pretend to oppose the match?Chapter 29 (88% in)
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